Black is Black: #3 "Black Magic Woman" Santana (1970)

@JohnRoberts (38678)
Los Angeles, California
April 8, 2017 8:54am CST
This classic rock standard actually began life as a Fleetwood Mac song. Written by Peter Green, “Black Magic Woman” originated in 1968 by Fleetwood Mac as a bluesy song. “I got a black magic woman Got me so blind I can’t see Got your spell on me baby” Santana was more than just Carlos’ guitar. The other major member was keyboardist Greg Rolie who sang “Black Magic Woman” as well as the band’s other big hit “Evil Ways.” Rolie is inducted twice in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as co-founder of Santana and Journey. From the #1 hit album “Abraxas,” “Black Magic Woman” was a major hit peaking at Billboard #4. This was a total revamp of Fleetwood Mac blending “Black Magic Woman” into a medley with the instrumental “Gypsy Queen” to create Latin rhythm rock never really heard before.
Santana - Black Magic Woman Recorded Live: 8/18/1970 - Tanglewood - Lenox, MA More Santana at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.com Subscribe to Music Vault...
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• Preston, England
8 Apr
great choice - a song I could never tire of
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@JolietJake (39618)
8 Apr
Do I even need to say it?
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@JohnRoberts (38678)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
Abraxas is an album missing in your collection lol?
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@JolietJake (39618)
8 Apr
@JohnRoberts Oh, no...it is there, of course. Amazing though, that Walmart would sell that album without blinking an eye, but complain about the cover of Love At First Sting...
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@EddieHands (32173)
• United States
9 Apr
meow yes you do !
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@Kandae11 (25498)
8 Apr
This is one of my all time favorites.
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@nanette64 (13059)
• Fairfield, Texas
8 Apr
Amen @Kandae11 .
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@marlina (60675)
• Canada
8 Apr
I love Black Magic Woman song but the original on the CD, not live.
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@FourWalls (9458)
• United States
8 Apr
So this song cast a spell on you, baby? Quite obvious, in both inclusion and its high position on the countdown.
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@JohnRoberts (38678)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
Mind your evil ways!
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@FourWalls (9458)
• United States
8 Apr
@JohnRoberts -- no way. I'm winning and I don't intend on losing again!
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• United Kingdom
3 Sep
By chance on Thursday night I came across this concert at youtube. Blew me away! It was amazing. The band were so tight. 3 percussion players. Wow. quality. Absolute quality
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@CoralLevang (39685)
• United States
10 Apr
Santana was a great band. I enjoyed them because of the Latin influence.
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@EddieHands (32173)
• United States
9 Apr
Oh Yes this is one of the best songs ever! Blessings
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@teamfreak16 (35093)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Apr
Such a classic, classic tune. Can't wait to see what's next.
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@sidache (196)
• India
8 Apr
Good one
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@LeaPea2417 (14587)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Apr
That is a great song and he is such a talented musician.
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@nanette64 (13059)
• Fairfield, Texas
8 Apr
I absolutely love Santana @JohnRoberts and Carlo's guitar playing was the best out there.
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
8 Apr
I like the Fleetwood version best, but am quite happy with Santana
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